The first one is We All Fall Down by Nic Sheff. Christa loaned me this after I read that she had it on her WIRW post. I already read Beautiful Boy by his father and Tweak also by Nic. I was fascinated by this story of a "middle class boy" hooked on meth and how his family dealt with it. When I finished those two books I instantly went on line to see what had happened to him. Had he stayed clean? This book answers some of those questions I assume and when I went to look this one up I found yet another one has been written. Generally at the gym I walk/read for .2 before I start running. Today this book caught me right away and I went farther both at the beginning and end of my run. Plus I took a reading break in the middle. If you choose to read this I would start with Beautiful Boy and read them in the order they were written. I had heard both father and son interviewed on NPR before I read any of them and I must say their story and the heartbreak involved captured my heart right from the time I heard the interview.
I am also reading Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline which also captured my interest right away. I had read a different book by this author I enjoyed.
I just looked in my book where I record info about a lot of books I read. It turns out I have read 4 books by this author. The one I read first and that I liked a lot was The Way Life Should Be. I also read Desire Lines and Sweetwater which I put DRA next to which means Don't Read Again - not a resounding endorsement. I also have read Bird in Hand which I liked but didn't get the Excellent code that The Way Life Should Be got.
Here is what Amazon says about this book.